NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 17, 2007
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(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Iraqi government’s order for the Blackwater security firm to leave Iraq after a shootout that killed civilians reviewed; animation shown of the incident in the Mansour district of Baghdad; details given of concerns about private armed contractors. [Blackwater vice-president Martin STRONG- comments on what happened.] [US Ambassador Ryan CROCKER – notes the need for the contractors.] [Military analyst Peter SINGER- says the contractors are unpopular to Iraqi civilians.]
(Studio: Brian Williams; Beirut: Richard Engel) The role of security contractors in Iraq and the danger of their work discussed.
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